By Eduardo J. Echeverria,Janet E. Smith
The ebook concludes with an research of the normative implications of the Pope's theology for sexual ethics and gives a singular and provocative program of the theology of the physique to the morality of homosexuality. Echeverria's research of John Paul II's theology of the physique is helping us to make experience of ways the pope's theology deepens our figuring out of the Catholic instructing that "the human physique stocks within the dignity of the 'image of God'" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 364).
"This publication is a beautiful success. The author's refined biblical, philosophical, and theological clarification of the Theology of the physique makes occur that gay job fails to foster the genuine flourishing of people and groups. as though this weren't contribution adequate, Echeverria has given us the 1st research of the Theology of the physique that takes evangelical Reformed theology as its dialog associate. delivering a unprecedented chance for Catholic-Evangelical discussion, this publication easily couldn't have come at a greater time."
Professor of Theology, college of Dayton
Co-Director, middle for Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue
"Echeverria presents 3 very beneficial companies to the starting to be scholarship on John Paul II's Theology of the physique: within the spirit of John Paul II's subtle philosophical and theological education, he identifies and justifies a few of the philosophical and theological underpinnings of John Paul II's idea; within the spirit of actual ecumenism, he engages the Dutch Reformed culture; and within the spirit of John Paul II's scripturally established arguments for the Church's instructing on sexual matters, he applies the Theology of the physique to the problem of homosexuality. Echeverria's e-book will reduction students as they method John Paul II's dense and remarkable work."
--Michael Maria Waldstein
Max Seckler Professor of Theology
Ave Maria college, Florida
"Echeverria's penetrating learn presents the correct theological and philosophical foundations that the 'theology of the physique' calls for, with erudite discussions of the epistemic authority of Scripture and culture, the character of doctrinal statements and a suitable biblical hermeneutics. the writer boldly tackles the vexing concerns surrounding homosexuality whereas delivering a compelling and completely ecumenical exploration into the questions raised via human sexuality typically. a unprecedented and convincing achievement."
--Thomas G. Guarino
Seton corridor University
Eduardo J. Echeverria is Professor of Philosophy within the Graduate tuition of Theology at Sacred center significant Seminary, Detroit, Michigan. he's the writer of discussion of affection: Confessions of an Evangelical Catholic Ecumenist (2010).